Education

Bachelors: Mathematics | Psychology, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Doctorate: Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry
Residency: Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy, Southern California College of Optometry

Curriculum Vitae

Honors & Awards:

  • 2015 Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
    Rookie Site of the Year
  • 2014 Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
    Quickest New Site Start-up Award
  • 2014 Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
    PEDIG Site of the Month
  • Winter 2007-2008 Southern California College of Optometry
    Third Year Class Staff Doctor of the Quarter
  • 2007 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award
  • 2006 Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section Resident Travel Fellowship
  • 2006 Southern California College of Optometry
    Dr. Homer and Marie Hendrickson Memorial Endowed Award
  • 2005 Southern California College of Optometry
    Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
  • 2002  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    BS, Mathematics and BS, Psychology | Graduated with Highest Honors
  • 2001  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Macey Scholar
  • 1997-2001 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Silver Scholarship
  • 1999 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society
  • 1997 Cibola High School
    Valedictorian

About Lisa

Dr. Lisa Harrison (formerly Dr. Lisa Edwards) has been with City of Vision Eye Care since July 2011. She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Rio Rancho, New Mexico in 1990. Dr. Harrison attended Lincoln Middle School, graduated from Cibola High School, and did her undergraduate work in Mathematics and Psychology at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech) in Socorro.

Dr. Harrison knew she wanted to be a pediatric eye doctor at 7 years old. Her passion for pediatrics led her to the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) in Fullerton, CA. She graduated in May 2006 and completed a residency in pediatric optometry and vision therapy at SCCO in August 2007. After her residency Dr. Harrison became a faculty member at SCCO where she oversaw students in the vision therapy and pediatric clinics. Although Dr. Harrison loved teaching, she decided to move home to New Mexico in 2011 to focus her career on full time patient care.

Dr. Harrison loves seeing patients of all ages, starting at age 6 months old. She helps patients with glasses, contact lenses, and chronic health conditions like diabetes and dry eye. Dr. Harrison also offers vision therapy evaluations and home or office based vision therapy for eye tracking, eye teaming/convergence insufficiency, and visual perceptual dysfunctions. Dr. Harrison also performs clinical research at City of Vision Eye Care through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), funded through the National Eye Institute. Past studies at the office include computer therapy for convergence insufficiency, glasses versus careful monitoring for farsightedness in children under 5 years old, and various treatment options for amblyopia, or lazy eye.

Life Outside of Work

Dr. Harrison and her husband spend their free time playing with their Jack Russell terrier, watching sci-fi movies and television shows (Doctor Who is their favorite), and exploring old and new areas for outdoor and landscape photography.

Publications, Associations & Service

Optom Vis Sci | Multiple Submissions

  • 2008: Easbstract 085032 Edwards LM, Rouse MW. Treatment of convergence insufficiency post traumatic brain injury: a case report.
  • 2007: Eabstract 075035 Edwards LM, Jensen J, Kirshen D, Heyman C. Use of the randot stereotest to measure stereo thresholds at different test distances.
  • 2007: Eabstract 075028 Heyman C, Edwards LM, Rouse MW, Sanders S, Park A. Recovery of binocular vision post penetrating keratoplasty.
  • 2006: Eabstract 065032 Edwards LM, Rouse MW. Small magnitude esotropia with visual confusion and nystagmus.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group | Multiple Submissions

  • Ophthalmology. Dec 2014;121(12):2299-310. Inv A randomized trial comparing part-time patching with observation for children 3-10 years old with intermittent exotropia.
  • Ophthalmology. 2013 Nov;120(11):2270-7. Epub 2013 Jun 4. Inv A randomized trial of increasing patching for amblyopia.
  • J AAPOS. 2012;16(3):242-8. Inv Bradfield YB, Kaminski BM, Repka MX, Melia M, et al. Comparison of Tonopen and Goldmann Applanation Tonometers for Measurement of Intraocular Pressure in Healthy Children.
  • Ophthalmology 2011;119(1):150-8. Epub Sep 29. Inv Optical Treatment of Strabismic and Combined Strabismic-Anisometropic Amblyopia.
  • Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129(7):960-2. Inv A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Combined Patching and Atropine for Residual Amblyopia.
  • Arch Ophthalmol 2008;126(12):1634-42. Inv Patching vs atropine to treat amblyopia in children aged 7 to 12 years: a randomized trial.
  • Ophthalmology 2003;110(11):2075-87. ME A randomized trial of prescribed patching regimens for treatment of severe amblyopia in children.

Professional Associations

  • 2014-present Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
    Principal Investigator, Site 321, City of Vision Eye Care
  • 2007-present American Academy of Optometry
    Fellowship earned 2009
  • 2006-2012 College of Optometrists in Vison Development
  • 2007-2011 Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
    Investigator, Site 180, SCCO
  • 2002-2007 American Academy of Optometry
    Student Membership
  • 2002-2006 American Optometric Association
    Student Membership
  • 2002-2006 California Optometric Association
    Student Membership

Institutional Service

  • 2007-2011 Southern California College of Optometry
    Student Research Committee
    Chair, 2009-2011
  • 2009-2011 Southern California College of Optometry
    Institutional Review Board
  • 2007-2009 Southern California College of Optometry
    Faculty Travel Committee

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